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Greg Ritchie      

Full name Gregory Michael Ritchie

Born January 23, 1960, Stanthorpe, Queensland

Current age 54 years 282 days

Major teams Australia, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 53 5 1690 146 35.20 3 7 158 11 14 0
ODIs 44 42 7 959 84 27.40 1479 64.84 0 6 55 6 9 0
First-class 159 254 24 10170 213* 44.21 24 54 115 0
List A 83 78 13 2117 114 32.56 1 14 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 1 6 10 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 159 339 247 5 1/2 49.40 4.37 67.8 0 0
List A 83 16 11 0 - - - 4.12 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Sep 22-27, 1982 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 10-15, 1987 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 8, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sharjah, Apr 5, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1992
List A span 1980-1992
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Aus Masters v NZ Masters Hamilton 24 Feb 2011 Other T20
Profile

Wisden Overview
Greg Ritchie was a beefy middle-order batsman with a range of silken strokes who made a century in only his second Test, in Pakistan, but only two more in 28 further matches and ultimately remained unfulfilled in international cricket. His ample proportions probably told against him when a new austerity took hold in Australian cricket as it began to rebuild from the mid-1980s, and litheness in the field became important. It was a shame, because he was aesthetically an appealing cricketer, with a lovely straight-drive. He continued to score heavily for Queensland. Greg Baum

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May 15, 1985

Greg Ritchie, David Boon, Jeff Thomson and Craig McDermott (back) help to load the first shipment of barrels of Australian lager Castlemaine XXXX onto a horse-drawn dray, London, May 15, 1985

Greg Ritchie, David Boon, Jeff Thomson and Craig McDermott help to load barrels

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 30-Nov 3
Pakistan 570/6d & 46/2 Australia 261
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Oct 31-Nov 3
NSW 366 Victoria 265/3
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide - Oct 31-Nov 3
Queensland 443/8d South Aust 207/2
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth - Oct 31-Nov 3
Tasmania 215 Western Aust 317/7
1st T20I: Aus Women v WI Women at Sydney
Nov 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
CA XI v Sth Africans at Sydney
Nov 2, 2014 (12:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT)
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